Daily habits that are going to improve your life

Robin Collie
4 min readMar 19, 2022

“We are what we repeatedly do,” said Aristotle. “Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”

Those were the words of Aristotle, the famous ancient philosopher.

Even at those times, people understood the power of habit. Habit is what shapes our life and our identity. Habit is something you do often and regularly, sometimes without knowing that you are doing it. We can see that habits are a big part of our lives. So knowing that habits shape our lives and identity, we can conclude that better habits = better life.

Improving life is not only about forming good habits but about killing the bad ones as well. Both of those are long and hard processes but they are not impossible.

In the further text, I am going to list 6 habits that will improve your life, identity, and your wellbeing.

1. Work out for an hour every day.

Improving your life is all about elevating your body and mind, and there is no better way to push your body than to work out. It doesn’t matter what form of exercise you indulge in as long as you move your body. What I suggest beginners who want to start working out is calisthenics.

The best part about calisthenics is that you already have everything you need in your house. Push-ups, sit-ups, squats, and pull-ups are exercises that will test your strength and build a great physique. Alongside building a great physique, working out has multiple mental benefits. You can find countless tutorials about calisthenics on YouTube if you are serious about starting, and you should be.

2. Read, read, read

The brain is the muscle that needs to be trained as well, but most people forget about that part. Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. Becoming a better version of yourself requires you to improve your mindset before everything.

You don’t need to start with books about psychology or philosophy. If you are new to reading you can start with some basic books, but to point is to put down your phone and start reading. Reading will improve the way you think, your creativity and overall wisdom. But I would suggest you pick up some of the self-help books out there.

3. Take some time for yourself

Invest your time in yourself, your hobbies and interests, and your relationships. Nothing in this world is more important than you. Focus on the things that matter to you and don’t be so harsh on yourself. It is crucial to know the difference between taking time for yourself and slacking off, so you should take some time for yourself and enjoy. But don’t let this be an excuse to be lazy and postpone your tasks trough the day.

4. Learn to say no when you feel like it

Holding your frame is very important in your life. It shows that you have confidence and self-awareness. Most of the guys today find it very hard to say no to other people because they never actually did it enough. They made it their habit to sacrifice their own time and energy to help other people. From now on, make it your habit to save your time and energy when you need it. Say no to coworkers when they ask you to help them, or your best friends when they ask you to hang out. But be careful because your sudden change of attitude can make your relationships suffer and you should say no when you don’t feel like doing something, you don’t have time or don’t have the energy to do it.

5. Keep track of your goals

Write down your goals in a notebook or a sticky card and place that sticky card somewhere you pass often. It can be your bathroom mirror, work desk, or next to your monitor. Next time you start to feel burned out, remind yourself of why you are doing what you are doing and never get lost in the little day-to-day tasks.

6. Lean over your edge

Life is a challenge, and it can be scary sometimes, but humans are made to move forward despite that. If you are not challenging yourself from day to day you are missing out on so much. From today on, do one thing that that is outside your comfort zone. By doing those things, you ensure your growth in every aspect of your being. Remember, if you want to get to places you never were, you will have to make steps you never made.

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